Lonicera alseuosmoides Graebn.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lonicera alseuosmoides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-alseuosmoides/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
appressed
Lying flat against an object.
bloom
Bluish or greyish waxy substance on leaves or fruits.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
panicle
A much-branched inflorescence. paniculate Having the form of a panicle.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lonicera alseuosmoides' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-alseuosmoides/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

A climbing evergreen shrub, with slender, glabrous, young shoots. Leaves narrowly oblong, tapered at both ends, 114 to 2 in. long, averaging about 14 to 13 in. wide, the decurved margins furnished with appressed hairs, otherwise glabrous. Flowers produced from July to October at the apex of the shoot, and in the terminal leaf-axils, the whole forming a short broad panicle. Corolla purple within, yellow outside, funnel-shaped, 12 in. long, glabrous outside, downy within. Fruits globose, 16 to 14 in. in diameter, black covered with purple bloom, borne in a close head.

Native of China; introduced by Wilson for Messrs Veitch about 1904. An interesting and pretty climber, which first flowered at Coombe Wood in 1909. Closely akin to L. henryi, which has hairy young shoots and bigger leaves.